Black mound of oil-sand waste rises over Detroit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Bloomberg News) Assumption Park gives residents of this city lovely views of the Ambassador Bridge and the Detroit skyline. Lately they've been treated to another sight: a three-story more…

400% interest: Payday lenders skirt military law

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Seattle Times) Seven years after Congress banned payday-loan companies from charging exorbitant interest rates to service members, many of the nation's military bases are surrounded by storefront lenders more…

Taco Bell adds 'Waffle Taco' to menu

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BloombergBusinessweek) A cheesy Taco Bell (YUM) gordita sounds good at 1 a.m., but first thing before work? No way. Taco Bell might rule the late-night "fourth meal" hours, more…

American Airlines doesn't want your bags in cabin

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BloombergBusinessweek) The airline that introduced checked-baggage fees has learned the downside of funneling more suitcases into the cabin: It takes longer for people to board. As a result, more…

Taxes on some wealthy French top 100% of income

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) More than 8,000 French households' tax bills topped 100 percent of their income last year, the business newspaper Les Echos reported on Saturday, citing Finance Ministry data. more…

Google insider exposes 'immoral' tax scam

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Sunday Times) A former Google executive has blown the whistle on a massive and “immoral” tax avoidance scheme that has “cheated” British taxpayers out of hundreds of more…

Lew demands Congress agree to debt increase

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Friday urged congressional leaders to raise the debt limit and insisted that the White House is not going to negotiate over more…

How to tell if IRS is eyeing you

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) You consider yourself a law abiding citizen, and you are not starting a nonprofit organization with conservative ties. Even so, you may be a candidate for a more…

CBO: Obama vastly exaggerated deficit cuts in budget

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Investor's Business Daily) President Obama vastly exaggerated the spending cuts and deficit reduction his budget plan would produce, while dramatically undercounting the level of tax hikes, according to more…